Lacey Turner opens up on ‘amazing’ water birth of daughter Dusty: ‘It was painful but I enjoyed it’ – EXCLUSIVE
EastEnders star Lacey Turner has opened up on the arrival of her daughter Dusty after giving birth on July 12.
The 31 year old and husband Matt Kay exclusively introduced their newborn with OK! magazine, with Lacey explaining that she had a “short” and “amazing” labour.
Lacey revealed: “I had the most amazing birth and I feel lucky to be able to say that. I went into labour at 2am on Friday July 12 and had her at 8.45am, so it was a short labour and it was five days before my actual due date.
“My contractions started coming every four minutes and within an hour they were every two minutes. I had the loveliest midwife, too.
She added: “Dusty was back-to-back and she allowed me to have a water birth, whereas some women are sent for a Caesarean at that point.”
Lacey explained that she had her mum and Matt by her side during her water birth, an experience which was particularly special as it was the same hospital her mother welcomed her sister.
She said: “My mum and Matt were both there and they were so supportive. My mum had a water birth when she had my 17-year-old sister and I watched her give birth, so it was nice for her to see the same thing.
“I was on the same ward at Watford General Hospital as where my mum had given birth – I was in the next room in fact!”
First-time mum Lacey added that she had no pain relief during the birth and that she even had Matt film the experience.
When asked if she had any pain relief, she replied: “None, just gas and air. As soon as I got in the water, the pain halved.
“You hear so many horror stories about labour but I feel lucky to be able to say I had a really lovely time. Not everyone has a horrible time and I would’ve liked to have heard more positive stories.
“It was painful but I enjoyed it. Matt videoed it, so we’ll always have that. We’ve already watched it back!”
Read the full interview with Lacey Turner in this week’s OK! magazine – Out nationwide on Tuesday!
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